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What's At Stake In This Week's Gay Marriage Cases

None1257 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:18 AM
It is not up to the "people" anymore, it is up to those nine men and women in the Supreme Court.
Frank156 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:22 AM
It always is. The fact that people don't understand that the law is simply what judges say on any given day means most people don't understand the 'law'
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in the state. On Wednesday, SCOTUS will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Clinton-era law that barred same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits even in the case of legal state marriages. The Court's opinions on these cases, which will come down in June at the latest, will be landmark decisions no matter the outcome.

The New York Times has a good infographic on the repercussions of potential opinions. The Prop 8...